A collection of Judaica raises suspicion among London dealers; Eric is arrested for theft. Connaught: Peter Jeffrey. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Eric: Chris Jury. Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
Lovejoy's mentor (Dinsdale Landen), missing for seven years, returns to enlist him in a sting against a shady art dealer (Hans Koopman). Judy: Annie Lambert. Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan. Lovejoy: Ian McShane.
Lovejoy tries to lure someone to buy a stuffed fish, while Charlie jumps at an opportunity to sell Felsham Hall. Mabel: Margaretta Scott. Samantha: Felicity Dean. Peter: John Boswell. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe.
Two spinsters don't have a prayer of paying their debts unless Lovejoy can persuade their brother (Richard Briers) to sell the family Bible. Earl Taylor: Rudolph Walker. Faith: Kathleen Worth. Hope: Barbara Hicks. Lovejoy: Ian McShane.
After Tinker gets arrested for possessing erotic antiques, Lovejoy goes undercover to help the police expose a smuggling ring---a venture that doesn't lead Lovejoy to the culprits, but to an unusual offer that might make him very wealthy. Adam Bailey: Martin Jarvis. Det. Sgt. Pulver: Gary Waldhorn. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
Lovejoy cuts it close when he's assigned the task of locating an antique samurai sword---and is given less than a week to meet his "dead"line. Jim Leonard: Dinsdale Landen. Frank Whymark: Julian Glover. Joanna: Julia Sawalha. Harry Whymark: Frank Harper.
Charlotte's ex-beau returns with a moving proposition; Gimbert (Malcolm Tierney) needs Lovejoy's help after being bilked by a female con artist. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Beth: Diane Parish.
Lovejoy uses his wiles to help a friend (Jack Shepherd) retrieve a family heirloom---and to protect himself from Gimbert after a deal goes sour. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Iain: Simon Dutton. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Jane: Phyllis Logan.
Lovejoy is under the gun to prove he's not connected to an armed robbery, but he's afraid Charlotte will explode when she learns his only alibi is an old girlfriend. William Franklyn, Jonathan Coy. Tinker: Dudley Sutton. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe. Beth: Diane Parish.
Lovejoy (Ian McShane) tries to get the upper hand on thieves who have been plundering antique shops. Florence: Liz Smith. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Edwin: Ronald Pickup. Jane: Phyllis Logan. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
Lovejoy may need some divine intervention to uncover the history of an antique communion vessel up for auction, after people from around the world start claiming they're the rightful owners. Lord Dunwich: Patrick Ryecart. Lady Dunwich: Gwen Humble. Niarchos: Andy Lucas. Lara Iskander: Gillian Barge.
Conclusion. Jane comes to Prague to aid Lovejoy, and both are kidnapped by a nefarious art thief (Donald Pleasence). Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Jane: Phyllis Logan. Eric: Chris Jury. Dottie Mayhew: Dinah Sheridan. Marek: Peter Vaughan.
Lovejoy accompanies Lady Jane to Scotland to help her friend, whose home is falling into ruin. While lending his expertise, Lovejoy is drawn closer to Lady Jane, and to the answer concerning some Italian frescoes. Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan.
Part 1 of two. Lovejoy's stint as Santa at a children's hospital is interrupted when he and Eric go to Prague in search of missing diamonds. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Jane: Phyllis Logan. Eric: Chris Jury. Dotty Mayhew: Dinah Sheridan. Marina: Leonie Mellinger. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.